Chris Noth posts to social media after two-month absence in wake of sexual assault accusations

Chris Noth has returned to Instagram, having been absent from the platform since mid-December after facing numerous allegations of sexual assault.

The actor, 67, shared pictures of the two sons he shares with his wife, the actor Tara Wilson.

The first photograph is one of Orion, 14, playing basketball, with the caption: “SWISH. It’s a thrill to watch his love for basketball blossom.”

A second post appeared to be of a shadow of Noth holding his two-year-old son Keats. The caption said: “Feb 18 – Happy Birthday little Keats – you have brought light and blue skies into our lives!”

Before the new photos, Noth’s last post was shared on 12 December 2021, days before reports broke of sexual assault allegations made against the And Just Like That actor.

In December, Noth was accused of rape by four different women. A woman who wished to remain anonymous but used the pseudonym Ava alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her while she was working at a New York restaurant in 2010.

The actor denied the allegation, with his representative saying: “The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction.”

Two more women who accused Noth of sexual assault claimed they were raped by the actor in 2004 and 2015 respectively.

Noth told The Independent in response to the claims: “The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. These stories could’ve been from 30 years ago or 30 days ago – no always means no – that is a line I did not cross.

“The encounters were consensual. It’s difficult not to question the timing of these stories coming out. I don’t know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women.”

Noth was dropped by his agent in the wake of the allegations. The actor was also removed from the cast of the crime drama The Equalizer.

Singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile was the fourth person to accuse Noth of sexual assault in an alleged incident at her apartment in 2002.

After the allegations came to light, Heather Kristin, a former stand-in for Davis, revisited her viral February 2021 essay for The Independent titled, “I was Charlotte’s stand-in on Sex and the City. Some of the behaviour I saw still shocks me.”

In the new piece, she claimed that Noth had showcased “toxic behaviour” on set and had pointed to her fellow stand-in and said: “I want that one tied up, gagged, and brought to my trailer.”

A representative for Noth responded at the time, saying: “Now that everyone is piling onto Chris Noth, the timing is unquestionably convenient to drag him into her ‘recollection’ of events. Chris denies these allegations and there’s never been a single complaint or report about him acting inappropriately on the set ofSex and the City.”

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